BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie® doll. It has been created in celebration of the new series of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker, which premiered on ABC and ABC iView yesterday.
Nicole Chungue, Licensing Manager for BBC Studios ANZ, says “This year, we’re introducing an all-new look for Doctor Who. New monsters, new stories, new characters and of course a new Doctor in Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play the role.
“Given Barbie’s® celebration of women who have made history, as well as iconic characters from some of the best loved movies and shows, we felt it was a great opportunity to work with Mattel to create a doll based on the Thirteenth Doctor. The Doctor Who Barbie® doll offers fans and collectors a new way to celebrate the adventures of this iconic character and we’re delighted to be able to bring this to Australia through Zing Pop Culture.”
Melissa Davey, Senior Buyer & Licensing for EB Games & Zing Pop Culture, said: “EB and Zing couldn’t be more thrilled for the new Doctor and to be embarking on a new journey with the fans. What better way to celebrate than giving whovians the opportunity to get their hands on their very own Doctor Who Barbie”.
Exploring the universe, the Doctor Who Barbie® wears a rainbow-striped t-shirt, paired with cropped trousers and a trench coat. Additional, true-to-character details include Doctor Who signature braces and lace-up boots. With sonic screwdriver in hand, this collectable Barbie® doll is fully posable and sculpted to the likeness of her onscreen character.